Reefteach
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Reefteach has been a dive charter in Sodwana Bay since 2000. Our main focus is marine education for all divers and customer service. We have the biggest boats in Sodwana Bay and our skippers have been with us for over 15 years. We have unlimited dive times (except on long-weekends when divetime is limited to 60 minutes). All our instructors and divemaster have an intimate knowledge of the fishes as well as other marine life. All of our dives have full marine briefings before the dive with a library of books on the beach to look for whatever you saw on your dive. We transport your dive gear to and from the beach and wash it and hang it up overnight to dry.
Sodwana, South Africa
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annali9
Pretoria, South Africa72 contributions
Sept 2020
The best part of Reefteach is the very personal treatment I enjoyed. Everybody at Reefteach had my best experience as their first priority. I could not have asked for friendlier or more knowledgeable staff. Thank you for the best dives every. Keep up the good work.
Written 14 September 2020
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Hi Annali, I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with Reefteach. Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Brian
Written 16 September 2020
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Inge A
Durbanville, South Africa10 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were planning to travel to Sodwana bay to do our PADI open water course. We were recommended to use Reefteach - what a fantastic company indeed! From the first encounter on email we were welcomed and well informed! Our dive instructor Ed was extremely informed and passionate about the water!

Reefteach thought us to appreciate and respect the ocean!! We fell in love with diving and cannot wait to be back!

BONUS... they brief you on fish, coral and so much before every dive! A true learning and so special to discuss what you saw after each dive

I thank you Ed, Janine, Cat & Neville!

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." – Jacques Cousteau
Written 26 May 2019
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Hi Inge, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We are really happy that we taught you to love the marine environment. Looking forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Brian and the Reefteach team.
Written 28 May 2019
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Globetrottingfive
hong kong61 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
If you are going to dive in Sodwana, why not dive with the fellow who discovered most of the reef and has local fish named after him? Neville Ayliffe and his staff are outstanding when it comes to diving. I am a DIvemaster and my wife is a Rescue Divder. We have been diving on 4 different continents over the last 25 years. This crew is top notch!
As tourists to South Africa, we chatted with contacts for referrals to dive Sodwana . We got one form the head of NAUI in South Africa and one from a dive shop in Pretoria - both suggested this dive outfit. It did not disappoint!
The diving itself is phenomenal but having Neville and his enthusiatic staff (Ed and Alexa in particular) leading the dives made it even more enjoyable! Ed is in his early 20s but impressed us o much we had out oldest daughter do her Advanced Course with him! We did out Nitrox with Ed as well!
We stayed at the Reefteach Lodge, and like the dive charter, it was perfect for our needs.
In scuba diving, bigger is almost never better. Reefteach is a great example of this! When in Sodwana, dive Reefteach!
Written 18 March 2019
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Hi Guys, Thanks so much for your review. We re really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and diving with us. Our aim is our name. We enjoy teaching divers about the reef. Hope to see you again, Cheers, Brian & the Reefteach team
Written 19 March 2019
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Trudi
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Reefteach team made us feel so welcome, going the extra mile to get to know us.

The dive masters, and in particular Neville, are so knowledgeable, and always made sure we were comfortable and safe.

The organisation and coordination was particularly good, with Alexa being on point, helpful and accommodating.

The staff on the beach became familiar with our gear after day one, and everything would be set up by the time we got to the beach.

I cannot recommend Reefteach enough
Written 23 December 2018
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So glad you enjoyed your dives with us. Look forward to seeing you again
Written 26 December 2018
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Jusette A
41 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Wonderful beach crew, best skippers, and passionate DM’s. I won’t dive anywhere else! Accommodation is great and the staff are super friendly.
Written 27 October 2018
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Hi Jusette, thanks for your kind words. It's really nice to know we're keeping our customers happy. Look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Brian
Written 28 October 2018
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Iris
14 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Our experience with Reefteach has been amazing. We had the obvious nervous before the course but everything went well and the staff from Reefteach have made out long weekend memorable :) The pool, the rooms and all the facilities are perfectly well mantained, very comfortable and cozy, you feel like at home and that´s very important when you are tired after diving. Also, we were extremely happy to do our course with Ed. He is a TEN. He has true vocation for diving, loves it and transmits it to all of us who learn with him. During all our dives, he looked very well after us, transmitted calm and gave us peace and security. We owe to him a lot of the success of our course because he made us enjoy the beauty that is in the waters of Sodwana from the first moment . We don´t want to forget about Neville who is the perfect guide under the water and just by listening to him you get fully into the underwater world. He knows Sodwana bay like the back of his hand and it's a very recommended to dive with him. Finally, we want to thank Christian, who took great care of us on the boat and Nick and Dan, two dive Masters who will be incredible instructors very soon :)
Written 5 September 2018
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reenakanjee
22 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
amazing instructors that make you feel safe and are very patient. wonderful time out at sea . will be back at reefteach soon for a dive
Written 9 July 2018
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Hi Reena, Thanks so much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheerds, Brian
Written 11 July 2018
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Sindy Singleton
Durban, South Africa96 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
I gave up diving about 17 years ago because of a bad experience. I came down to Reefteach on holiday with the Family and was back diving by the second day. Everybody makes you feel so relaxed. There was no anxiety at all. The accommodation is top class as well. Thank you especially to Ed, Megan, Jagen, Bongani and all the other staff. World class operation.
Written 10 January 2018
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Hi Sindy, I'm so glad we got you back in the water. Diving is an amazing experience. I'm so happy you're back. Cheers, Brian
Written 11 January 2018
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Graeme F
Point Cook, Australia18 contributions
Sept 2016 • Family
"Let us show you the wonder, down under"

Not the first time we have used Reefteach, and they definitely didn't disappoint this time either. Great service on the beach, good equipment for hire, knowledgeable dm's and instructors, and loads of patience. No rushing dives, so if you want to dive for an hour, then so be it :)

Hats off to Tierre and Brian with my 12 year old son's diving qualification this holiday. They showed alot of maturity and patience teaching someone who is still so young
Written 5 October 2016
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Pieter v Staden
Krugersdorp, South Africa22 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Our third time to stay at ReefTeach. Maybe slightly more expensive than other charters in the area, but you get 5 star accommodation (ask for star fish lodge!!!), most friendly staff, really experienced dive masters, breakfast on the beach. Kit is well looked after, washed after dives and ready for you at the beach next morning. ReefTeach skippers Christian and Bongane are super friendly and very experienced!! No wonder ReefTeach is one of the busiest charters even in quiet times. Owners Brian and Corlia have a recipe that works! Thumbs up for ReefTeach!!!
Written 23 August 2016
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